los angeles dog events may 2018

You know those days where you finally have the time to do something fun, but you can't seem to think of ANYTHING to do for the life of you? I've been there plenty of times!

I'm sure you can also relate to only wanting to go somewhere if you could bring your dog along. I mean, we leave them for work all week so we might as well hang out on our free time, right!? 

I'm right there with you and this month we’re in luck because Los Angeles is packed with fun dog activities to keep you and your best friend busy. 

Sniff through this list of tail-wagging dog events and make sure to bark your calendar!


C.A.R.L.'s 21st Annual Pooch Parade Fundraising Dog Walk & Pet Expo

The Annual Pooch Parade is Ventura’s biggest dog-themed event of the year and it's been going for over 20 years!  Come out to walk, eat, drink, shop, and support homeless dogs. This year they are adding a 5k and 10k dogathon and all proceeds go to homeless dogs. Admission to the Expo is free!

Saturday, May 5th   (8am-4pm)  |   Promenade Park in Ventura


Yappy Hour at The Ritz-Carlton

There is nothing better than being able to bring your dog to happy hour unless that happy hour is specifically for dogs! Were talking flavored water and treats for the pups and tons of adult drinks for their pawrents. Proceeds support The Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence so cheers to another drink!

Saturday, May 10th   (5am-8pm)  |   The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel


The Annual PAWSAPALOOZA Festival & Marketplace

This family-friendly event will include myriad exhibitors featuring dog-friendly products and services, and activities for kids including carnival games, face painting, balloon art and more. A selection of food trucks will serve up a delectable variety of food choices, drinks, snacks and goodies. Other fun activities include a Canine Costume Contest. Grab your pooch and we'll see you at the festival!

Saturday, May 12th  (10am-3pm)   |   West Hollywood Park


Poodles On Parade Extravaganza

Calling all poodle lovers! Only poodles can enter the contest, but all furry friends are welcome to this Extravaganza. Enjoy over 30 vendor booths, food trucks, raffle items, petting zoo, various breed adoption booths, and more. 

Saturday, May 19th  (8:30am-12pm)   |    Webb Park  16826 Bernardo Center Dr.


Paint Night: Paint Your Pet

Wouldn’t you love to have a customized painted photo of your best friend? What if I told you that you could create it yourself over cocktails at a local restaurant or bar. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing and getting your paint on. There’s no experience necessary and all of the supplies are provided. Make sure to reserve a spot before tickets run out!

Several Dates in May   |   Various Locations  (See Website)


If you’re looking for a lowkey day with less crowds and more nature don’t fret. We have plenty of hidden gems for you to explore today!